I was on Facebook last night and stumbled upon a link on my cousin's page. It was a video of a family who went from a house with 2,000 sq. ft. to 320 sq. ft. That is a couple and a tween son. They have even managed to have a couple kids sleep over before. At first thought I imagined some crazy family crammed in a tiny house and being unhappy. Granted, that is exactly what I would think if I went and moved into a much smaller house. I was pleasantly surprised after watching the video. They seem so happy and seem to be doing well. Their house is paid off in full, they pay $145 (or so) a month to rent the space for their place, but that also includes the rent for their business. They work at home in a separate adjoining trailer "thinga-majigger". They make homemade baby gifts. All in all, they honestly seem like a happy family. Here is the link to the video Here. (Aren't you guys proud that I finally figured out how to do the link thing without listing the entire website? Oh my goodness, I feel so accomplished.)
In the video, she kept emphasising it is about what you have and not what you don't have. How important that is for us to remember. I personally don't think I could go and move into that small of a house. I get extremely claustrophobic sometimes and I know that I would just want to be away from home as a result. However, after finishing watching the video, I surprisingly wanted to go through my house and get rid of a significant amount of items. If any of you remember from reading my blog, last year I got rid of so much stuff and donated them to the thrift store. It honestly felt so great. My garage had been stuffed. Now I need to go through our house more and get rid of more. Do you ever feel like that after watching a video?